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That Furnace Experience.

tested in affliction

I will bring that group through the fire and make them pure. I will refine them like silver and purify them like gold. Zechariah 13:9 New Living Testament

We all suffer from having destructive habits and dispositions.

When we become a member of Jehovahs family, He will hand us over to the Divine blacksmith (The Holy Spirit). The blacksmith will put us in the furnace of affliction. Then when we are red hot, He pulls us out of the furnace, puts us on the anvil and pounds us. After that we are put in the cooling water. The blacksmith will then examine us to see if it is necessary to put us back in the furnace.

From my experience, each time He has removed a impurity ( like being vindictive) then He puts me back in to remove another impurity ( like being a wimp and allowing folks to abuse me). It may take years to make us pure children of Jehovah. It depends upon how many impure dispositions and habits we have and how much we resist Him. However, boy is it ever worth it. Life is so much better after these filth have been removed from our lives.

I praise Jehovah ever morning for blessing me with putting me in His Divine furnace. So will you. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah ELOHIM YAKOL (God, the Most Able) for blessing me with being able to keep me in the furnace just the right amount of time to be able to burn off the dross and mould me into the child You know I am cable of being. I praise You in the name of He who sent the Holy fire to His disciples on Pentecost Jesus Christ. Amen

May love be in your life, may hope be in your heart and may peace be in your every day walk with Christ.


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It is in the Past that I see Myself Today.

                                       

You shall teach them diligently to your children Deuteronomy 6:7 Holy Bible, Amplified Version

One of the interesting things in tracing your family history is that it is in the past that I see myself today. It is a repeated pattern of dispositions that is in the genes that is passed on from generation to generation. In my case one side of the family is true villains while the other are saints.

Here is the amazing thing though, when we dedicate our lives unto Christ He burns off the dross (the bad dispositions) while replacing them with Godly ones. It is not something that is accomplished in a day or week. Sometimes it takes decades and even then some bad dispositions remain. I believe that the bad dispositions are permitted to remain so that we are dependent upon Jehovah to keep them under control.

“One must always maintain one’s connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it.” Gaston Bachelard

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah El Deah (God of knowledge) for blessing me with sharing Your knowledge about my past with me to explain my dispositions to me. Thank you for working with me to burn off the dross of the undesirable inherited traits and replacing them with Your Divine traits to mold me into a Holy child of Yours. I exalt Thee in the name of my Beloved big brother Jesus Christ. Amen

May Gods sunshine always bless you with brightening your day with His love, joy and peace. Joseph a son of Jehovah